Fabstove RE: [Biochar] Forest biochar rocket stove #technology #stoves #rocketstove

Paul S Anderson



Here is some minimal information about the FabStove.   It is made in  South Africa, but can have assembly and even partial fabrication  in the county (or region) of a project involving hundreds of stoves.  


It is for biomass pellet fuel, so a supply of pellet fuel is a pre-requisite.   If you have pellets, this is the best biomass stove available.


It has a small fan in  the base that uses very little electric power from the  grid or a battery (5v) or solar when the sun is shining.


Price per stove can  vary because of optional features and alternative structures and any importation expenses, basic .    It is to be considered an advanced stove, not an ICS improved cookstove.  


Yes, it produces biochar.    It is expected to  be available in the  USA / Canada later this year, but it is not yet advertized.


I helped design this stove.  Feel free to ask me any questions and  I can put serious project proposers in contact with the company..






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         Email:  psanders@...       Skype:   paultlud

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Inventor of RoCC kilns for biochar and energy:  See  www.woodgas.com

Author of “A Capitalist Carol” (free digital copies at www.capitalism21.org)

         with pages 88 – 94 about solving the world crisis for clean cookstoves.


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Hello Daniel !

Thank you very much for the information. I met Gustavo Peña 2 years ago in Peru and he shared his plans on the "TLUD plancha"
I had not heard of the FAB model .. is it possible to have more information ?

I will continue to research and test a forest biochar rocket!

We'll keep in touch






Le dimanche 18 octobre 2020 à 22:55:13 UTC−5, Daniel Pidgeon <bigbird886@...> a écrit :



Hi Nicolas,


First, apologies for calling you by your surname previously.


Also, for suggesting your stove looked similar to an “Anita” stove. Auto-correct didn’t know the word Anila, and changed it on me!


Stoves like Edward Revill’s pipe TLUD and Paul Anderson’s FAB Stove in Africa(I can’t remember which country) both have the adjustable fan unit and pot stand separate to the fuel chamber/primary combustion unit. These units can be made with two fuel chambers, so you can empty and refill one, while using the other, thus making the recharge a little smoother.


If you need multiple stoves, I recall watching somewhere a YouTube video on TLUD planchas. Or a two pot system.


Maybe you could also have the rocket stove there for the larger, longer cooking pot?


Thinking on the run...



On 19 Oct 2020, at 1:08 pm, detiffe nicolas via groups.io <detiffe_n@...> wrote:

Thank you very much for all your responses!


It is true that TLUD is the best way to produce biochar. 3 years ago


we contacted Art Donnelly and made a FINCA type TLUD running on cow dung: 


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However, when we tested in the field, we had several criticisms: that traditional houses need 3 burners at the same time and that the kitchen has the capacity to operate several hours in particular for large stock pot kitchens.

They also told us that it was quite "complex" to turn on the TLUD and that it could not be recharged while it was working.


Since then I stopped working on this issue and I became interested in bioclimatic construction in adobe.

The pandemic was an impulsive factor and a month ago, I  bought with several friends of mine a piece of land in the Sacred Valley in Cusco PERU and we are building bioclimatic houses in adobe.

I started to build a rocket stove with clay and tiles to cook our meals: 





Several neighbors saw this rocket and were very interested in building it. Then I remembered Edward Revill and his videos on his biochar rocket stove. The use of biochar has a lot of potential because the soils in the area are very compact and poor (very clayey and rocky). In the valley there was a lot of deforestation and they planted many eucalyptus.


I did some more research and found that video from which I was inspired to make the plans I sent you: 



ביו-צ'אר רוקט סטוב.avi



It is true that in the video it looks like a cut and I suspect that it was not as easy as it seems. Surely an isolation would help a lot. I planned to make it with mud and straw to save costs.


Personally, I am going to build a new TLUD like the "finca" model I think and I will incorporate a water heater (see annex) We did a test  3 years ago and it works quite well.


In summary:


- I am interested in the development of a stove that allows cooking and producing biochar (that can be recharged and ideally has 2 burners)


- Produce biochar on a medium scale with house construction waste (mainly eucalyptus)

Thank you very much again for your precious comments!


PS: Could you email: ndetiffe@... instead of detiffe_n@... and ndetiffe@...?



Le dimanche 18 octobre 2020 à 08:32:11 UTC−5, Paul S Anderson <psanders@...> a écrit :




I thank Trevor and Kirk and Daniel for pointing out what I missed at first glance.

The stove is an    Anila stove.  Check it our with a Internet search.  Some of what you will fined is copied here, but the search will give you photos, etc.

Anila stove
The stove was designed by Professor RV Ravikumar, of the University of Mysore in India, and it can produce biochar on a household level. It is a TLUD with a double chamber design, which produces biochar and does not allow the biochar to be fully combusted in the unit.

07c. The Anila Stove | Biochar Innovation
biocharinnovation.wordpress.com › 07-stove-designs 

Anila Biomass Gasifier Stove | Improved Biomass Cooking ...
stoves.bioenergylists.org › anila
Jul 17, 2010 — Anila Biomass Gasifier Stove. Anila Biomass Gasifier Stove Designed and built by Professor U.N. Ravikumar (Eng) Mysore University, India In ...

In my opinion, forget about the Anila stove for serious  making of biochar.  It is an inside out retort with lots of external surface area to prevent the adequate heating to pyrolysis temperatures of the biomass that is too far from the heat source in the center.  And it is not a particularly good cookstove.    Maybe it is a learning tool to see what is important for making char and how not to do it.


Doc / Dr TLUD / Paul S. Anderson, PhD --- Website:  www.drtlud.com
        Email:  psanders@...      Skype:  paultlud
        Phone:  Office: 309-452-7072    Mobile & WhatsApp: 309-531-4434
Exec. Dir. of Juntos Energy Solutions NFP    Go to: www.JuntosNFP.org 
Inventor of RoCC kilns for biochar and energy:  See  www.woodgas.com
Author of “A Capitalist Carol” (free digital copies at www.capitalism21.org)
        with pages 88 – 94 about solving the world crisis for clean cookstoves.

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>>> Detiffe,
>>> Your plans seem to have a removable base. If I understand correctly, this is
>>> more of a retort, filled with wood or chip, then heated by a rocket stove
>>> through the middle, with the gases being fed into the firebox through the
>>> holes in the bottom, correct?
>>> If so, Ed Reville in England posted videos on YouTube circa 2010, regarding a
>>> rocket hybrid, like this. Worth a watch. But for what it’s worth, he now
>>> works with TLUDs, what he calls a pipe TLUD. Again, worth a look.
>>> I built something similar, but larger, and found it needed to keep being fed,
>>> the gases weren’t enough to take over the burn completely. Mine was
>>> larger, so more difficult to unload charred sawdust, it tended to cake up,
>>> and not shake out easily. Further insulation is also a must.
>>> The Anita stove is a bit like a TLUD in the centre of a retort.
>>> But I have leaned toward building a pipe TLUD for one of my current
>>> projects.
>>> Daniel
>>> > On 18 Oct 2020, at 5:30 pm, Kirk Harris <gkharris316@...>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Detiffe

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